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Promises to keep in the upcoming UP elections

Promises to keep in the upcoming UP elections

The election to the UP Assembly in 2012 is likely to be the most hotly-contested and closely-watched political event of next year.  As the election date approaches, there are attempts

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Urgent need for political party reforms

An RTI application unearthed the fact that only 8% of 1,196 registered political parties have submitted annual reports regarding contributions above Rs 20,000 to the Election Commission. And only 15%

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Fixing the ‘right’ to public services

The states and the Centre recently skirmished over federalism, following contentious legislation like the Lok Pal Bill, the National Counter-Terrorism Centre (NCTC) and a proposed amendment of the Railway Protection

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Do we need Parliament to debate on the Team Anna Show!

A few months ago, Baba Ramdev demanded a time-bound commitment from the Union Government to bring back the black money stashed away abroad.  Sticking to his demand to end corruption

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Make parties accountable

The only reference to political parties in the Indian Constitution is in the Tenth Schedule of the Constitution incorporated, which

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Suggestions on the Rights of Citizens for Time Bound Delivery of Goods and Services and Redressal of Their Grievances Bill, 2011

1. In the Statement of Objects and Reasons enclosed with the Bill presently under the consideration of the Parliament, it

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Telcos deserve a better deal

The telecom sector is the most significant and visible success story of economic liberalisation in the country. However, its sustainability

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School results are in…

The preamble to the historic ‘Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009’ (RTE) reads ‘… An Act

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We Want Good Grades

The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 became effective from April 1, 2010. It is one

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